I'm posting this because I somehow lose the recipe every year and must find it again, and this will be easier to locate. And I'm making them tonight, to bring to Thanksgiving tomorrow!
These pecans are *scrumptious*. The only problem with them is it's very, very difficult to eat just one or two.
Holiday Candied Pecans
2 cups whole pecans
2/3 cup maple syrup (real, not imitation)
Brown sugar, white sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour the maple syrup and pecans into a bowl, and stir to thoroughly coat pecans.
Spread pecans in 1 layer in a shallow baking pan (with sides) and sprinkle with brown sugar and white sugar. For a little kick, add a dash or two of Cajun spice (optional). Bake in middle of oven 15 minutes, then stir and bake 5 minutes more.
Transfer to wax paper or foil, separating as best you can. Let cool.
Eat all the sugar/maple residue yourself. Enjoy.